Feed in Tariff, RHI, ECO Grants, Green Deal

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Feed In Tariffs (FiT),  and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Green Homes vouchers and Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The Feed In Tariff has now finished but PV & Wind can still a good investment providing you have a good site and high direct usage of the electricity produced.  The Marches Renewable Energy Grant is available for businesses, charities, NGOs, but not for domestic installations.

The RHI is available for anyone fitting a biomass boiler, heat pump or solar thermal system, it pays out quarterly over seven years for domestic or 20 years for commercial installations. To access the domestic scheme (individual dwellings only) you will need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that's under 2 years old and any accessible lofts or cavities will need to be insulated (or evidence provided as to why this cannot be done). The current domestic scheme has been extended to April 2022, the non domestic version will end April 2021.

The Green Homes Voucher scheme is now running until end of March 2022.  Householders and landlords can get up to 66% of the cost of works up to a total grant of £5k (or 100% and £10k for homeowners on certain benefits).  You will need to use installers accreditted with Trustmark who are in short supply, see www.trustmark.org.uk. Beware you main need to search through different categories to find all the installers, eg External Wall Insulation is separate from Insulation (cavity/internal/external).  New gas & oil boilers are not relevant measures, heat pumps are, but any money claimed will be deducted from RHI payments if you apply for that as well.  Money for double glazing and some other 'secondary measures' is only available if you are also claiming a 'primary measure'.  See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme for more detail or contact a local energy advisor. 

ECO is now focussed on affordable warmth for those on benefits, although local authorities can also put people forward for the scheme.

Unfortunately the Government has relaxed the ECO targets so the money available per tonne of carbon saved has made it not worth applying in most cases, however there is a separate ECHO scheme for those whose boilers are broken beyond repair, see http://www.epplus.org.uk/projects/echo-the-boiler-replacement-scheme/.


7 Energy

PV, biomass, solar thermal & micro wind installers

Unit 12 Harlescott Barns
01743 461452

Dave Green Energy Services

Local, independent energy advice, assessments and training. Home energy visits, advice on the Renewable Heat Incentive, thermal imaging, and energy performance certificates. 

01743 360055


Heat pumps. solar thermal, PV, biomass, ventilation systems

Ditton Mill House
Cleobury Mortimer
01299 270011

EZ Solar

Providing reliable, affordable solutions for all types of renewable energy, including air source and ground source heat pumps, domestic and commercial.

Tenbury Rd Ind Estate
Cleobury Mortimer
01299 270011

Marches Renewable Energy (MaRE)

Grants available for businesses, NGOs, charities etc (not domestic) for renewable schemes. Up to 50%, maximum 200kW peak 

Rural and Country Energy

Renewables installer covering Cheshire, Shrops, N.Wales & Staffs. see https://ruralandcountry.energy/

Brickyard Farm Workshops
0845 643 9900

Shropshire Green Energy Centre

Insulation, PV, LED lighting, storage heaters and heating systems.  Trustmark accreddited so can be used for Green Homes Grant work. 

Cemetry Rd, Dawley Bank,
01952 505506

Smart Energy Services

Claus Best

energy assessment and advice, EPCs, retrofit co-ordination

01743 871099


Ground source heat pump consultants askstantec@stantec.com

01743 276100